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Graduate Rate 77.91%
Male 77.24%
Female 78.32%
Transfer-Out Rate 5.41%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
81% / 44%

District Of Columbia Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of District Of Columbia colleges is 77.91% - 7,008 students out of 8,995 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 2,650 male and 4,358 female students have graduated last year completing their studies within 150% normal time.
Graduation Rate By Gender
District Of Columbia colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total8,9957,00877.91%
Male3,4312,65077.24%
Female5,5644,35878.32%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 6,275 students completed their degree in 4 years and 581 finished in 5 years at District Of Columbia colleges. Additional 152 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
District Of Columbia Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less69.76% 66.98% 71.48%
5 Year76.22% 74.96% 76.99%
6 Year77.91% 77.24% 78.32%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

Retention Rate

By definition, retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. The average retention rate of District Of Columbia colleges is 80.50% for full-time students and 43.63% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2021-2022)
District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 80.50%43.63%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at District Of Columbia colleges is 5.41%. The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing students who have transferred out of other institution into total number of students (candidates) within 150% normal time.
Transfer-Out Rates
District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 4878,995 5.41%
Male 1373,431 3.99%
Female 3505,564 6.29%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates